The Bracknell Bees are delighted to unveil the newest member of the Bees 2016/17 squad as Czech born forward Krystof Kafan joins the club.
Having spent last season in France and the season before in Poland the twenty-six year old had previously iced the rest of his career in his native Czech Republic.
Starting in 2004/05 at Under 18’s level for HC Litvinov where he had 53 goals and 24 assists in 89 games over three seasons before progressing to the Under 20’s level scoring 71 goal and 71 assists in 209 games over four full seasons. During his time with HC Litvinov he was also part of their Czech Extraliga side on nineteen occasions.
Two seasons with HC Litomerice from 2011/12 and a season with HC Most in 2013/14 followed in the 1st Czech National Hockey League for Kafan who, in 174 games, had 30 goals and 24 assists.
In 2014/15 Krystof moved to Poland for a season with GKS Katowice where he finished fifth in team scoring before spending last season with Tours in France with four goals and five assists in thirteen games.
Speaking on the addition of a new face to the Bracknell Bees line-up for the upcoming season Bees Head Coach Lukas Smital said:
“This season I have looked to recruit young, up and coming non-British trained players and Krystof, at 26 years old, fits that brief and joins us for his first venture into the UK game. He has experience, size and speed as well as an eye for goal and I look forward to seeing his efforts and contributions this coming season.”
A reminder that you can purchase Krystof Kafan’s Own & Loan jerseys under our 2016/17 Jersey Own & Loan scheme – full details available at the following link – http://tinyurl.com/jpupq8e
You can keep up to date with the remaining available Own & Loan jerseys at the following link – http://tinyurl.com/jcsshsv
Don’t forget that you can still Bee part of the upcoming season by signing up for a Bracknell Bees Season Member Card. Details and an application form are available at the following link – http://tinyurl.com/z3d8yqu